Mary Jones VanKirk
Born April 17, 1781
Married: James VanKirk on November 16, 1800 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.
James VanKirk b. March 20, 1780, d. March 04, 1833, aged 52.11.16. Buried Knowlton Presbyterian Churchyard.
Mary Jones VanKirk died Oct. 26, 1858, buried Fairview Cemetery, Knowlton, Warren Co., N.J.
In the name of God Amen I Mary Vankirk of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren and State of New Jersey being of sound mind memory and understanding for which blessing I thank God, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
First it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my three sons and three daughters namely John J. Vankirk and David Vankirk and James B. Vankirk and Elizabeth wife of Abram Rymond and Mary wife of Daniel Miller and Jane wife of Lemar Summers the whole of my estate with such exceptions as are hereinafter mentioned and it is my will that my executor shall sell my property and pay the same unto my three sons and three daughters and unto my Grandson Thomas Vankirk son of James B. Vankirk in the following manner to James B. Vankirk one hundred dollars more than the rest of his brothers and sisters and to his son Thomas above mentioned five dollars and the balance to __ divided share and share alike amongst my six children above mentioned.
Lastly I appoint Josiah Dewitt executor to this my last will and testament.
Signed sealed and published and delivered by the said Mary Vankirk to be her testament and last will in presence of
November 18, 1856
Ezra Schooley) Mary Vankirk
Lewis Stevens) Witnesses
James Burns VanKirk, brother of John J. VK (m. Keturah
Titus) & David (m. Hester Cowell). Son of James VanKirk
& Mary Jones. He was born March 23, 1823 in Warren
Co., NJ & died Sept. 17, 1872 in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo
Co., MI. Served in Civil War from MI after leaving
Polkville, NJ in 1859-1860, he was 39 when he enlisted.
Thomas Jones VanKirk & family ca 1905 in
Kalamazoo, MI, he m. Carrie Eugenia Denison, tallest girl is Alice
Denison VanKirk, my grandmother. Thomas Jones VanKirk is son of
James Burns VK & Sally Ann Decker born 1855 in Knowlton
(Polkville), Warren County, N.J.
Thomas Jones VanKirk & Carrie (Denison) with
grandchildren ca 1925, Kalamazoo, MI. My Mom is girl sticking out
her tongue, born 1923 & died 1997.